August 7, 2001 - By Paul Upham: IBF Pan Pacific champion Anthony "The Man" Mundine is planning sweet revenge against the son of the great Carlos Monzon in Australia on September 3.
Mundine's father Tony was knocked out in the seventh round by Monzon when challenging for the world middleweight title in Argentina in October 1973 and "The Man" plans to repay the favour on Monzon's son - 28 year-old Ramon Pedro Moyano 26-7-1 (14) - at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre in Australia.
"If he has anything like his father genetically, he is going to be a tough opponent, probably my hardest to date," said Mundine, 8-0 (7), who has billed this fight as "In the Name of the Father".
"I want to see a capacity crowd cheering my name, chanting my name and a whole nation getting behind this great spectacular fight," he said.
At a press conference on Monday in Wollongong, a seaside city an hours drive South of Sydney, Mundine was predicting a seventh round stoppage in honour of his father. He fought at the same venue last December when he stopped Ian McLeod on cuts in the ninth round in front of a capacity crowd.
"We were invited back here by the Mayor of Wollongong and it is a excellent venue," said Mundine's manager Khoda Nasser, who is negotiating a deal that will see the fight available on Main Event pay-per-view in Australia.
In his last fight in July, 26 year-old Mundine scored a third round knockout over veteran Kevin Pompey on the Eric Lucas-Glenn Catley undercard at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Canada, and is predicting even better performances in the future.
"That's the great thing about being human. No one can be perfect. I want to try and be as perfect as I can be. I have a lot of things to work on," said the former rugby league superstar.